Capco Beverages liquor/wine store: New WSB sponsor, with coupon!

November 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm | In West Seattle news, WS beverages | 13 Comments

On this busy pre-holiday-shopping day, we welcome one of our newest sponsors – Capco Beverages, the liquor store opened by longtime Junction entrepreneur Leon Capelouto in the spot that was previously the state’s premier liquor store; now it’s a premier private liquor/wine store, as the Capco Beverages team wants to make sure you know:

(WSB photo: Jan, Jane, and at center, manager Dolly)
The word “premier” isn’t just a label; this is not your average liquor store. Capco Beverages‘ stock includes unusual and rare spirits. “We have things you won’t find anywhere else in West Seattle: bourbons, scotches, tequila,” store manager Dolly Amend says. “All the local Seattle area bourbons. Our Scotch section is constantly growing. We want to have the best selection of Scotch, bourbons, gins, liqueurs, tequila and vodkas anywhere in the state.” The Scotch section of the store is absolutely the best in the city, if not the state, says Dolly – single malts, for example, you might never have found in Seattle before, such as Laddie Classic, Ledaig, Tobermory.

Capco Beverages also offers an extensive tequila section, with what aficionados call “fantastic mezcals,” and a selection of liqueurs from all over the world: Italian Amari, pastis from France, Cynar, every possible fruit liqueur. Dolly says that if a product is listed with a distributor, she will stock it. If a customer asks and it isn’t on the shelf, she will try to get it. And dozens of made-in-Washington labels are in stock.

Its merchandise also includes a collection of Alki t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and caps, martini shakers, and just about every tool and ingredient for making cocktails – including tipsy cherries, cocktail onions, many bitters, even a special salt to rim your Margaritas. Plus ginger beer, soda, tonics and many different vermouths. We also have wine and drink gift baskets ready to purchase – or custom baskets can be made.

“Grocery stores wouldn’t have room to carry the 3000-plus brands and sizes of liquor we have now,” Dolly says, also pointing out that Capco Beverages has a “huge, wonderful selection of wine.”

Capco Beverages is at 41st and Alaska, in Capco Plaza (same building as QFC and Petco). You’ll also find the store on Facebook. And you can use a special coupon you’ll find here on WSB to get a discount on your purchase.

HOLIDAY NOTE: Capco Beverages plans to be OPEN Thanksgiving Day – 10 am-2 pm. Regular hours are listed online.

We thank Capco Beverages for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

13 Comments

  1. I have gone in several times. Great selection and quite nice folks. If you are into more than buying bulk vodka at the supermarket, this is the place to go.

    Comment by Michael Waldo — 2:36 pm November 21, 2012 #

  2. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Comment by My two cents ... — 5:44 pm November 21, 2012 #

  3. I agree, very nice and friendly people. But the pricing is a bit high. I was shocked when I bought a bottle of crown royal…subtantially lower of course at Costco, Total Wine etc.

    Comment by bob — 6:04 pm November 21, 2012 #

  4. Unlike Costco you don’t have to pay a membership to shop here.

    Comment by Concept — 6:57 pm November 21, 2012 #

  5. Nor drive to Costco and stand in line. How much is time worth?

    Comment by JayDee — 9:11 pm November 21, 2012 #

  6. GREAT selection of hard to find liquors and brands. They carry things nobody else does, they have knowledgable staff, and the prices are fair. If you’re looking for something unusual, this is where to find it. Support your local retailer!

    Comment by SLC — 10:42 pm November 21, 2012 #

  7. Jen is awesome!

    Comment by Bsmomma — 11:08 pm November 21, 2012 #

  8. Dolly really knows her scotch, both top shelf and lesser brands.
    Those are two other things you won’t find at Costco, the knowlesge and the selection.

    Comment by Mark — 12:37 am November 22, 2012 #

  9. Love the folks there– friendly & knowledgeable .love the variety of minis- too!

    Comment by Anne — 7:06 am November 22, 2012 #

  10. Prices are a bit too high; selection is great.

    Comment by Misty — 9:17 am November 22, 2012 #

  11. How about a committment to bottom line pricing match to what we had a year ago? I only buy spirits when I am in OR or BC now. That Costco initiative was a disaster.

    Comment by tuqu — 2:23 pm November 22, 2012 #

  12. Costco and the bulk retailers are fine if your tastes range more towards quantity over quality. The folks at CB have done an excellent job of taking the state store, and helping it live up to it’s potential as a destination for excellent top shelf (and beyond!) liquors, as well as a very wide selection.
    I am looking forward to the taxes dropping, though.

    Comment by dawsonct — 1:12 am November 24, 2012 #

  13. dawsonct…I am talking quality…Crown Royal,currently the #1 selling bourbon, and that’s it. There was no quantity involved, I wanted ONE bottle. I just don’t want to over pay for it…evn for quality.

    Comment by Bob — 7:47 am November 24, 2012 #

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